Peter Heimler


Peter Heimler MA, MPA, is an Associate Partner in KPMG’s Risk Consulting practice. Peter has over 20 years of strategic and risk management advisory experience with both private and public sector organizations. He has also worked extensively with a host of not-for-profit organizations including children’s aid societies and child treatment centres. Peter’s experience includes: enterprise-risk management, strategic planning, information technology risk management including business continuity planning, IT governance and strategic planning, alternative dispute resolution, infrastructure risk management, service delivery improvement, extensive experience leading large evaluation projects and value-for-money audits, and demonstrated ability to work closely with organizations in all facets of strategic planning and corporate governance. He has led major risk management initiatives with complex organizations in both the public and private sectors including universities, health care providers, social service agencies, local government, power and utilities, telecom, pension plans, warranty corporations, workers’ compensation boards and crown corporations. He holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Queen’s University and a Masters Degree in Political Science from the University of Waterloo. He is currently undertaking graduate studies in strategic decision making and risk analysis at Stanford University. His research on risk management and information technology has been published by Princeton University, the Fraser Institute and the Conference Board of Canada. Through KPMG, he has been a strong supporter, active participant and chair of the Intergovernmental Forum on Risk Management which is an annual conference held by the Conference Board of Canada. He completed his tenure as Vice-Chair of the Canadian Standards Association’s Technical Committee on Risk Management which drafted a new risk management standard for Canada – CSA Q31000. Peter is a former board member of the Halton Children’s Aid Society. He is a member of the Strategic Advisory Council for the Ride to Conquer Cancer, Canada’s largest fund raising event for cancer research organized by the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.